Reds Release Winter Caravan Itinerary

The 2010 edition of the Reds Winter Caravan is set for Jan. 28-31 and will make 14 stops in four states while covering 2,600 miles.

Members of the Reds will be fanning out across the region by having buses simultaneously traveling on three separate legs.

Going on the Northern tour in Ohio and West Virginia will be second baseman Brandon Phillips, 1990 World Series member Glenn Braggs, Reds Minor League Player of the Year Chris Heisey, assistant general manager Bob Miller, Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman and Reds TV analyst Chris Welsh.

Headed on the Southern Tour through Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia will be manager Dusty Baker, Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis, shortstop Paul Janish, infielder Adam Rosales, shortstop prospect Zach Cozart, broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Kelch and special assistant to the GM Gene Bennett.

And making the Western Tour with stops in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio will be Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, general manager Walt Jocketty, top prospect Todd Frazier, broadcaster Thom Brennaman, former Reds player and Class A Dayton manager Todd Benzinger and chief operating officer Phil Castellini.

New additions to the Reds Winter Caravan include a stop at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a hometown stop at Great American Ball Park that coincides with the annual select-a-seat event for season-ticket holders. Specifics about the Great American Ball Park stop will be released next week.

All fan stops are free and open to the public. Each group will be available for question-and-answer sessions, to pose for pictures and to sign autographs. Each stop will also feature a raffle of two tickets to the April 5 Opening Day game vs. the Cardinals

Representatives from the Reds ticket sales department will be available to discuss season-ticket packages. The Reds Hall of Fame and Reds Community Fund will also have a steady presence at the public stops.

There will be additional stops in Dayton, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., and Vevay, Ind., to promote Reds Community Fund youth baseball initiatives.

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